New home for Byte Power

A dancing Chinese dragon and firecrackers were both on the agenda when Queensland Premier, Peter Beattie, officially opened the new head office of the Byte Power Group in Newstead, an urban renewal suburb of Brisbane.

During his address, Premier Beattie announced the company’s intention to extend its presence in Queensland by moving its Perth-based arm, Byte Power Technologies, to Brisbane during the next few months.

Byte Power is best known for its flagship monitoring product, Mediator, which allows companies to monitor important items that are not normally network visible — such as temperature, humidity, water or smoke — and notify network managers by SMS when it notices a change in environmental conditions.

This was demonstrated at the launch of the new head office when a Mediator sent an SMS message to Beattie.

“Byte Power has undergone significant changes since it was established as a small IT shop in Brisbane during 1989,” group CEO, Alvin Phua, said. “We have worked hard to make it the listed entity with a forecast annual turnover of about $40 million that it is today.

“Our vision is to build on strong alliances with international vendors, like Intel and IBM, while continuing to grow the Byte Power Group into a significant vertically-integrated IT solutions group in Australia and South-East Asia.”